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Brian Lambert

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Here's one of my toy trains that I make. This one is for a neighbors grandson that is train crazy! The train is 48" long and 4" wide. It is made from scrap hardwood that I get from the lumber yard for free or pennies on the dollar depending on the species.custom train2.jpg custom train3.jpg custom train4.jpg
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Very nice indeed, that train is made for playing. I like the car connection method and good job on the your pictures as it's not easy taking a pic of a long item such as this.
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Very nice.  This looks like is it tons of fun.  You are fortunate to live close to a lumberyard that will make deals with you.  Many of our parts are small enough to use other's scraps.
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I like this a lot. Very nicely done and looks very sturdy. [thumb]
I happen to like the natural finish but my grandson would want me to paint every one of the train cars starting with green LOL

thanks for sharing.

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Brian, well done! I really like the design, and how the pieces relate to each other!
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Bryon

Really nice job on the finish.  Did you use different woods, stain them, or bake them.
Whatever you did your finish looks great.

Thanks for sharing.

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Great Design Brian. Love the finish. Have tried a couple of trains in softwood will now try in hardwoods, finding supplies at reasonable prices is a major problem. Now looking at boot fairs for old furniture that can be dismantled .
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Hey Ken,
 To answer your wood question - I used maple for the base of each car and the roofs, cherry for the caboose, passenger, and engine car. I also used mahogany and walnut for accent pieces. The sports car is also made of walnut. I hope that helps.
Also, I haven't tried baking any wood yet but may try it on some pine chess pieces I plan to make.
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